OK LJ turners, I need your wisdom. I have 2 (had three) pieces of very beautiful spalted maple that leans to the punky side in areas. I tried turning one this morning for a peppermill and areas of it were so soft/punky that it chipped out and was not acceptable (my standards) to finish and try to sell (I can salvage it as bottle stoppers). I have used super glue in the past to secure cracks and small areas of softness but that stuff gets expensive. I know I have heard/read here on LJ of a product but the name of it escapes me at the moment. So help me out and tell me what you do in this situation. I don’t want to throw these pieces in to the burn pile as the spalting is just gorgeous and will make very beautiful peppermills.
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington